Archive for October, 2010

Scarrots! Eat 'em like junk food!

Image by Kristin Brenemen via Flickr

Believe it or not, a lot of people have never had the honor of having their house TPed, Their windows soaped or even had their door egged during Halloween! Well, if you are one of those people, and for whatever reason, you are trying to increase the odds of getting tricked, then I have a tip for you!

The tip? One word: Scarrots.

Scarrots is apparently a fun-size bag full of Baby Carrots. You know the bags I mean right? Like M&Ms come in, as well as other candies that get handed out to the little ghosts and devils who come knocking at your door shouting “Trick-or-Treat!”

Apparently, a bunch of carrot farmers have been trying to market Baby Carrots to the junk food craving crowed. They are attempting this by putting baby carrots in more mainstream junk food packaging. Some looks like bags of chips, other look like energy bar packaging. Their most recent attempt was of course Scarrots, in mini Halloween themed packages.

Scarrots however, aren’t all bad! They do come with a glow-in-the-dark press on tattoo, which might be enjoyable to some of the little tykes. Although overall, I think most kids would find this very disappointing. Scarrots, in my opinion is worse than opening your trick-or-treat bag, and finding pencils, a couple of pennies and a toothbrush!

I’m not sure how hard these Scarrots are being pushed, but locally the grocery store is pushing them quite heavily. In fact, today I went and picked up a couple of bags of candy for the trick-or-treaters, I then made my way up to the cashier, to pay for the goods. While I stood their waiting for my total, she looks at me and asks if I would be interested in purchasing a bag of Scarrots.

Now, I am not sure if this was being pushed so heavily, because nobody is buying them, or if grocery stores are trying to encourage people to provide healthier treats this year.

Either way, handing out bags of Scarrots, I firmly believe will increase your odds of getting tricked this year! Just sayin’

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Reflected candy corn.

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Halloween is almost upon us! It’s nearly time for all the little ghosts, ghouls and Goblins to come out to wreak havoc across the land! Are you prepared?!

Here’s a fun fact for you, Halloween is actually one of the only Holidays that I enjoy. Despite the fact, that I usually spend it alone, It is still my favorite Holiday. The reason for this? Well, there are a variety of reasons for this! First of all, It’s not really a family oriented Holiday like Easter, Christmas or Thanksgiving. Since, it doesn’t focus on family, I don’t find myself thinking about all people closest to me that I have lost. That’s always a good thing!

Another reason that I enjoy Halloween is the fact that it becomes much easier on October 31st, to find a good Zombie movie on Television! This year, with the start of The Walking Dead TV Series will be even better, because Honestly, the only thing better than a movie about Zombies, is a series about Zombies! Plus Halloween holiday episodes of Television shows are usually pretty snazzy too!

If those weren’t good enough reasons to love Halloween, I have just two words to say to you. Candy Corn. Yep, Candy corn, one of the best holiday candies ever created. Sure, it’s practically just pure sugar. Sure, it will rot your teeth out. Sure, it will probably put many people into a sugar coma. All that maybe true, but damn, is it worth it!

I remember, when I was a little tyke, I used to, like most children, attach the little bits of candy corn to my teeth, and pretend they were Fangs. I would then run around making silly little vampire statements like “I vant to suck yer blood!” in a cheesy Romanian accent. However, I believe the Phrase I prefered at the time was a quote from the movie Fright Night, “Your dinners in the oven!”, yea it was a stupid quote for a lame movie, but at the time I friggin loved it!

Anyway, I would probably run around for 15 mins or so, with my candy corn fangs. Honestly? I am surprised that my teeth being exposed that long to Candy Corn didn’t cause them to fall out! Hell, I suppose I am severely lucky that I still have teeth to call my own.

John Marston - Red Dead Redemption

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On October 26th, Rockstar will be releasing its newest DLC for Their kick-ass western game Red Dead Redemption. What’s so important about this one you ask? Well, to begin this one adds a new single player adventure, so it’s not just dedicated to the online gamers, although it comes packed with new things for them too!

As if all that wasn’t enough, their new DLC will be jam-packed with Zombies! Meaning, you can spend this Halloween battling the undead as John Marston. It’s something to look forward to, and I am really psyched about this. Have a look at this commercial for it!

Yes, that does appear to be Bigfoot 21 seconds into the video!

Is there a god? This has been a question asked throughout the ages. Ask different people, and you will receive different answers. Religious beliefs are quite diverse, and everybody seems to have their own opinion regarding it, some even feel their view is so important, that they absolutely must wake you up every saturday morning just to tell you about it.

So, while the question has been asked more times than I can count, no real answer has ever been provided. Sure, you may feel you have given the real answer, but so does everyone else with different religious beliefs. Fact of the matter is, there has never been any scientific proof that there is or is not a god. Simply faith, trust and common logic.

Until now apparently!

Seems Google, being the powerhouse that it is, might have caught a glimpse of our heavenly father on street view. At least, that’s the buzz on the internet. I provided the link to the “Glimpse” in question just in case you wanted to check it out for yourself. However, since google street view does occasionally update their pictures, and because some people are too lazy to click a link, I will also post a screenshot here for you to see.

Is it god? The mother ship of an invading alien armada? It could be I suppose, It could also be a blurred image of a bird, or something else as the google car is driving along snapping its photos. However, it could also be a blurred photo of Superman! Yea, that’s what I think. Superman. That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it!

Update! Since the image of “God” is visible even while in the tunnel, and the fact that the top portion of the street view is tinted in a reddish hue, I am going to speculate that the vision of god found on street view, is nothing more than a squashed bug! As much as I would like for it to be Superman, or the mothership of an invading alien force, I think it’s more reasonable to assume it to be a simple bug splattering.

I guess the world will have to go back to looking for the face of jesus in burnt toast slices and not so much in Google Street View. Still, it was amusing and fun while it lasted!

For those few who may not know, Anna Chapman, who happens to be a russian spy, who happened to be a sleeper agent in the United States, just so now happens to be posing in the Russian edition of Maxim.

If you want to read the whole story, check it out by clicking here and reading it on the Washington Post, which is also where the supplied picture/cover is from.

I have to admit, that Anna Chapman is one good looking spy! It kinda makes me wish I was important enough to get spied on by the russians.

Apparently I forgot that I was in a Hyundai Sonata Turbo Face TV commercial. Have a look-see!

Ok, so it isn’t me, but the guy looks almost identical to me. Except, obviously I am more ruggedly good-looking of course. However, he looks enough like me, that when I saw the TV spot, I literally did a double take. Does the guy sound like me? Not a clue, although I am kind of curious.

Still, it is kinda cool knowing I have a double out there who’s managed to escape from the mirror universe and make a name for himself in our reality. Bravo mirror man, Bravo!

Cover of "The Karate Kid (Special Edition...

Cover of The Karate Kid (Special Edition)

The 80’s provided the world with numberous things. Some of the things that they 1980’s gifted upon the world, was good music, and even better movies. In fact, one of the best movies from the 80’s in my opinion is The Karate Kid. Please be aware, that I am referring to the original, not the horrible remake with Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith.

For those of you not in the know, The Karate Kid was about this wimpy Italian kid who got beat up by a gang of children who happened to be  kung-fu masters, however his janitor, which apparently was a super-ninja decided to step in, beat the other kids up. In the end, the wimpy italian kid, had to end up learning karate by doing chores around his janitors house, and then beat the kung-fu bully up in some kind of karate championship.

Now, when I explain it like that, the movie sounds a little hokey, but at the time it was pretty kick-ass, and was apparently cool enough to spawn 3 more sequels, granted each got progressively worse, but that’s beside the point! Hell, most don’t even count “The Next Karate Kid” as part of the series.

However, the 80’s were good at more than just producing good movies, and cranking out some keen tunes. The 80’s was also very skilled at milking a good thing. If something was popular, you were guaranteed to see a cartoon, a set of toys and probably a comic book series. That’s just how the 80’s rolled! They kept milking a good thing until they killed it.

The Karate Kid was no different. I had most of the Karate Kid action figures, and to be honest, I thought they were pretty cool. The kicked and even Karate chopped! However, they really ruined the movie franchise when they release an Animated series. Unless you have actually seen an episode of this cartoon series, you will never truly know how horrible it was. Sure, I can paint a picture, but it just wouldn’t be the same!

Although, thinking back, at least Daniel Son isn’t an 80’s movie icon that went on to fight aliens like Indiana Jones! Well, come to think of it, he might have! I never watched all the cartoon episodes, but that seems like it would be a plausible plot for an episode. Kung-fu martians invade earth, and the karate kid has to stop them. Yea, it was probably done.